Florence Holidays by Rail

T uscany fits the image of Italy that many visitors hold in their heads: small, sun-drenched hilltop towns with cobbled streets leading to piazzas and fantastic food. At its heart is Florence, historic birthplace of the Renaissance, where you can still find world-famous works of art by Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian, as well as the famous duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore. The city’s main rail station, Santa Maria Novella, is well-situated in the city centre and also provides good rail connections to other popular Tuscan destinations including Siena and Lucca.

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Our Recommended Hotels in Florence & Tuscany

Berchielli Hotel

In a fabulous position overlooking the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio, the Hotel Berchielli is the perfect base for a first visit to Florence. Rooms at the hotel are soundproofed and air-conditioned, with antique decoration and complimentary Wi-Fi access. There is also an American style bar where guests can enjoy a coffee or a cocktail.

San Gallo Palace Hotel

Featuring a Florentine garden where breakfast is served, the peaceful San Gallo Palace is a 15-minute walk from the Accademia Gallery. The hotel offers classically furnished guest rooms with parquet flooring, and free Wi-Fi throughout. Rooms are air-conditioned and decorated with luxurious fabrics and leather chairs. The hotel’s buffet breakfast includes cappuccino or herbal tea, with Tuscan ham and pastries.

Rocco Forte Savoy Hotel

The stylish Savoy Hotel in Florence occupies a historic building in the centre of the city with the Uffizi Gallery and the famous Duomo both within easy reach. The interior of the hotel is designed by Olga Polizzi and pays tribute to the fashion heritage of Florence with shoe paintings lining the corridors. Bedrooms are spacious and the service is exceptional.

Athena Hotel

The Athena Hotel offers welcoming, comfortable accommodation in the heart of Siena, a few minutes’ walk from the Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral. Rooms are elegantly furnished with complimentary Wi-Fi and the hotel also boasts a restaurant terrace overlooking the Tuscan Hills

Grand Hotel Continental

A luxurious property dating back to the 17th century, the Grand Hotel Continental invites its guests to embrace the history of Siena with elegant, welcoming bedrooms. The Grand Continental also offers the amenities and service that you would expect from a five star hotel.

Hotel Ilaria

Located within the Renaissance walls of Lucca, the Hotel Ilaria & Residenza dell’Alba boasts a range of complimentary facilities including bike rental, audio guides, and a terrace where you can enjoy free drinks and snacks. All bedrooms are quiet and spacious with free Wi-Fi internet access. This is truly an oasis in the heart of the city.

NH Pisa

The NH Pisa occupies a modern building opposite Pisa Train Station and the Leaning Tower is just a 20-minute walk away. Rooms at the hotel are elegant and spacious, each equipped with air conditioning and satellite TV. Some rooms offer extra space and an LCD TV. The hotel’s restaurant serves classic Italian cuisine and local dishes.

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